AppearanceA dark brown cicada with a fore wing length of 35–43 mm.; prominent close set eyes; prominent pronotum.
Central and lateral patches of pale orange-cream were seen running down the pronotum.
Basal part of the wings also showed pale patches.
Besides these features, the pronotum appeared to be "hairy" hence the common name.
Tettigarcta ciliata Singh-Pruthi, 1925
Tettigarcta criniti Kato, 1930
DistributionA montane and alpine distribution from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, south and west to the Otway Range in Victoria. Adults may be present from January through to May
Notable localities: Kanangra Wall, Brindabella, Yarrangobilly, Otway National Park.
BehaviorMales communicate using vibration through the substrate rather than producing an airborne song. Adults are nocturnally active, hiding in crevices and under loose bark during the day.
HabitatSubalpine and cool temperate eucalypt forest and woodland; edges of temperate rainforest.
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